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ponyfarm 12-18-2012 08:28 AM

I think he is too skinny now! Or is he just fit?
So, over the hot summer..Max developed a layer of baby fat. :p In preparation for our show, he went on a diet and I really upped his exercise.

Now that it has cooled off, Max has become a "Chuck-it" junkie!! Our space to run is about 300 yards long and he sprints for a good hour several times a day..with pool breaks mixed in for good measure.

Anyway, after he went for a dip yesterday..I thought...yikes! he looks like I have been starving the poor guy. I dont know..does he look fit or just tooo dang skinny? (my sister has my perception is skewed)

I dont want people to think I hold back on the groceries when we go out and about! Thats not how I operate!

What do you guys think?

Adrian 12-18-2012 08:29 AM

Looks fit to me. Lucky dog getting all that exercise.

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wildo 12-18-2012 08:35 AM

He looks fit to me. And that you want to do agility with him, you need to keep him extra lean. That was a hard thing to grasp when I first started agility. Pimg looks exactly like Max does right now, you just can't tell it because she's fluffy/plush coated. Nice stomach tuck, good loin, and good rear muscling. He looks good!

Liesje 12-18-2012 09:12 AM

Looks fine to me but I like 'em lean.

carmspack 12-18-2012 09:18 AM

what kind of show ?

ponyfarm 12-18-2012 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by Liesje (Post 2658136)
Looks fine to me but I like 'em lean.

OK..thanks! I will stop worrying! Max did get a compliment by a gal we met at PetsMart that does SAR. She complimented Max on being "in shape!"

qbchottu 12-18-2012 09:21 AM

Great weight - love the definition! :)

ponyfarm 12-18-2012 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by carmspack (Post 2658140)
what kind of show ?

We did the OGIndy show with Falon, Lies, Wildo, was a perfect day! Max got a "P"..he is too long..conformation shows are not going to be his niche! LOL!! (My ornery kids call it the "Pity P" :))

We will blame his length on the V Mike vom Weinbergblick in his blood!

Although, since he has shaped up a bit and got more muscling on top, I think he looks better.

Rerun 12-18-2012 03:27 PM

For an active dog, I think he looks perfect.

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APBTLove 12-18-2012 04:22 PM

When you're worried a dog is underweight because you see bones, or a lot of tuck - or whatever, check out the muscle mass. An underweight dog will have diminished muscle and will not be so toned. He looks perfect. I wish more people would keep their GSD in such good shape.

This is mine, at average pet weight.

And him when I keep him fit.

He's a lot happier and more energetic when he's fit and lean.

And since you're talking about labs! I have that comparison too!

This is a Yellow lab in fit/athletic condition:

And pet weight (who needs to lose a few and be exercised more IMO):

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